EXCLUSIVE: Right here. Is. Higher, Emmy Award-Profitable Director Jack Youngelson’s documentary concerning the rising psychological well being disaster in America although its examination of veterans’ experiences with Posttraumatic Stress Dysfunction (PTSD), has accomplished manufacturing.
Right here. Is. Higher. can be produced by Emmy Award-Profitable producer Sian Edwards-Beal, producer David Beal, EP William F. Brandt, Jr., Co-EP Andrew Craissati and Co-Producer Chloe Corridor.
Right here. Is. Higher follows veterans overcoming the debilitating results of PTSD with remedies that would convey hope to the thousands and thousands that proceed to battle. The movie options the distinguished politician, veteran and podcast host (Majority 54) Jason Kander, sharing his journey by way of therapy for the primary time. Along with Kander’s expertise, the movie paperwork Dr. Kathleen Chard and her girls veterans’ therapy group on the PTSD and Nervousness Problems Division on the Cincinnati VA Medical Heart the place she serves as Director. Her group gives perception into one course of therapy presently offered by the VA that may assist veterans of their quest for restoration.
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“The entire veterans featured within the documentary put great belief in us to share their tales to be able to assist others,” says Youngelson. “It is likely one of the nice presents of constructing this movie, and I’m honored that these outstanding women and men put their religion in us to get their tales out on this planet.”
The docu explores how roughly 60% of males and 50% of girls expertise at the very least one traumatic occasion of their lives. Such experiences can embrace sexual abuse or assault, accidents, the results of fight, and now the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas veterans may be extra more likely to expertise PTSD than the final inhabitants, an estimated 7%-8% of People are affected by PTSD of their lifetime. Lately, researchers discovered excessive charges of PTSD amongst COVID-19 survivors and frontline healthcare suppliers.
David Koh is promoting Right here. Is. Higher. worldwide. The movie shall be part of a bigger initiative geared in direction of serving to those that battle with PTSD, to be launched later this yr.
Says Kander, “Movie is an extremely highly effective medium, one which I’m relying on to convey a message that’s very private to me. I hope that this movie generally is a catalyst for change–opening folks as much as the facility of therapy; exhibiting them that psychological well being points are surmountable; and that life is value dwelling.”
The movie’s rating consists by Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers and David Baron.
Says Fraites, “When requested to assist rating this movie I truthfully didn’t know a lot about PTSD and the way it affected folks. I heard tales, however it at all times appeared like a topic a lot swept beneath the rug. After watching this movie and wiping the tears from my eyes, I felt so impressed to work on music and to attempt to add to this emotional trip known as Right here. Is. Higher.”
The rating options unique songs written by Fraites, Kara DioGuardi (American Idol) and Josin.
Under is the trailer: